Jul 18, 2019 Rock
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  Review Rock of Ages at The Mayflower 1987: The Sunset Strip. Aspiring actress Sherrie, straight off the bus from rural Kansas, meets Drew outside the Bourbon Room, where he works behind the bar whilst dreaming of becoming a rock star. Their first date is followed by a series of misunderstandings and poor judgements as […]

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May 16, 2019 Gatsby
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  ‘The Great Gatsby’ (Northern Ballet) The Mayflower, Southampton Elegant, Graceful, Effortless … Three words that I must use to describe Northern Ballet’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ which runs at The Mayflower until this Saturday 18th. They are not used lightly: to a ballet aficionado (and I am certainly not in that elite group) the technical […]

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May 02, 2019 Annie
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  Review – Annie at The Mayflower, Southampton Visitors to The Mayflower are taking a journey to New York city this week as ‘Annie’ swings into town. Direct from a run in London’s West End, the Tony award-winning musical of hard-knocks and chosen family is a family-favourite not to be missed. Three groups of young […]

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Apr 09, 2019 ROCKY HORROR SHOW by O’Brien ;

Directed by Christopher Luscombe ;
Designed by Hugh Durrant ;
UK tour ;
Nov 5 2018 ;
Credit : Johan Persson
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  The Rocky Horror Show Mayflower, Southampton Helena Gomm does the Time Warp again! Black leather corsets, suspenders, posing pouches, glittering shorts, mad wigs, sequinned jackets and hats, fishnets and high heels – and that’s just the audience, and the male members (no pun intended) at that, some of them old enough to have seen […]

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Mar 21, 2019 Jersey Boys
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    Jersey Boys Farewell UK Tour at The Mayflower Theatre – 21st March 2019 Oh What a Night! Okay – I and probably half the reviewers of this major tour about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have used this most clichéd of headlines. But what a night it was! The final venue of […]

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Feb 27, 2019 National
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  REVIEW Macbeth National Theatre at Mayflower Aaah… Macbeth must be back on the English Literature curriculum then, for so it was that the Mayflower was packed with schoolchildren and students to watch this. I have loved this play since being introduced to it at school in 1976. My teacher was well into taking us […]

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Feb 21, 2019 Swan
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  Review Matthew Bourne Swan Lake, Mayflower Let’s begin, if I may, at the end. A packed Mayflower auditorium and a standing ovation impeccably observed by it seemed everyone in the house. As I looked round, it was sustained, warm and universal. What had preceded this ovation was two hours’ joy for everyone in the […]

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Feb 12, 2019 Full Monty
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  Review – The Full Monty David Cradduck goes in search of that ‘Hot Stuff’ at the Mayflower… I got it wrong: I was convinced, until I was in my seat, that I had come to see a musical. So I was more than a little relieved to find that, far from messing around with […]

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Feb 06, 2019 Train
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  REVIEW ‘The Girl on The Train’ – Mayflower Theatre, 5th February 2019 If you have to catch a train this week, make sure it’s the one this girl is on. And if you like dark, mysterious yarns based on best-selling novels, you’re going to love this one. Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller of the same name […]

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Jan 09, 2019 Calendar Girls
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  REVIEW Calendar Girls, the Musical – Mayflower Review: Beccy Conway Images: Matt Crockett The tale of the Calendar Girls of the Women’s Institute has been in the public eye since 1999, when eleven ladies from the Rylstone & District WI in Yorkshire set about producing an ‘alternative calendar’ in aid of the Leukaemia Research Fund, […]

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